Temporary PrEP Technical Officer Job at Gold Star Kenya

Temporary PrEP Technical Officer Job at Gold Star Kenya,

Temporary PrEP Technical Officer Job at Gold Star Kenya

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Gold Star Kenya (GSK) was established in 2010 as a local Non-Governmental Organization; GSK was born out of the success of the Gold Star Network, a social franchise program initiative established in 2006 to promote comprehensive quality HIV care amongst a network of private health providers in Kenya. GSK implements health related projects in Kenya. We seek qualified candidates for the following position

Temporary PrEP Technical Officer

BASIC FUNCTION

The PrEP Technical Officer Reliever will work with program regional teams and health facility staff to address PrEP access, and scale-up of PrEP among all priority populations at risk of HIV infection including but not limited to the General population, Pregnant and breastfeeding women, Key populations, Discordant couple, AGYW among others. PrEP is offered as an additional prevention choice for people at substantial risk of HIV infection as part of a combination of HIV prevention approaches.

The officer will increase the awareness of PrEP among high-risk individuals; expand the directory of culturally-competent medical support providers in PrEP sensitizing prescribing PrEP packages and follow-up packages providing linkage to support services.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Liaise with the UTJ PrEP TO on pending facility activities status as per the work plan for follow-up in each county regional team to Increase the awareness and uptake of PrEP in, Nakuru, Baringo, Laikipia, and Samburu counties high-risk individuals.
  • Liaise with MOH counterpart and UTJ regional teams to mentor healthcare providers on the provision and scale-up of PrEP among the priority target populations at HIV risk.
  • Liaise with MOH counterpart and UTJ regional teams to support patient navigation for individuals seeking PrEP as a practical prevention tool.
  • Liaise with MOH counterpart and UTJ regional teams to organize, and facilitate quarterly PrEP meetings.
  • Work with HIV Prevention stakeholders to assess, needs, develop care plans, and coordinate PrEP-related services through advocacy, education, support, empowerment,and coaching.
  • Analyse, review trends and evaluate reports from health facilities and regions to ensure follow-through with service providers.
  • Organize the planning and deployment of innovative approaches to sensitize and educate the public about HIV risk and PrEP options platforms to raise awareness of PrEP.
  • Ensure the use of data-driven PrEP strategies at facility and community levels best practices in PrEP.
  • Reduce barriers to obtaining clinical PrEP care/services and initiate HIV prevention QI interventions.
  • Strengthen EBI risk-reduction interventions and support.
  • Plan and follow up targeted PrEP outreach activities to reach out to at-risk communities.
  • Other work-related activities as allocated by the supervisor.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

  • Diploma in clinical medicine, Nursing, and public health.
  • Demonstrates sufficient relevant PrEP knowledge and work experience.
  • Additional training in psychological or social training.
  • Seasoned experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, and healthcare systems.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Gold Star Kenya on goldstarkenya.org to apply